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13 April 2016
38 key businesses, from tuna companies to supermarkets, are joining with WWF to call for better regulation of tuna fishing within the Indian Ocean, in advance of the 20th Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) annual meeting this May.Read Tuna industry calls for 20% cut in Yellowfin catch to prevent stock collapsing
11 April 2016
The number of wild tigers has been revised to 3,890, based on the best available data, said WWF and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) ahead of a major tiger conservation meeting tomorrow in New Delhi to be opened by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Read Global wild tiger population increases, but still a long way to go
01 April 2016
In recent years, demand for unicorns’ spiral horns and loss of their rainbow-spangled habitat have led to a catastrophic fall in numbers of the mythical creature, to the point where these incredible animals now exist only in our imaginations. Read Will you help protect a mystical creature? Adopt a Unicorn today
22 March 2016
WWF researchers are celebrating the first live sighting of a Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan, the Indonesia part of Borneo, since it was thought to be extinct there. This is also the first physical contact with the species in the area for over 40 years and is a major milestone for rhino conservation in Indonesia.
Read WWF announce first contact with Sumatran rhino in over 40 years
19 March 2016
Sir David Attenborough, Leonardo DiCaprio and Barack Obama voted top dinner guests Read Conservation voted flavour of the week in new poll ahead of WWF’s Earth Hour
17 March 2016
Andy Murray, Tim Peake, Aaron Ramsey, Kirsty Gallacher, Raymond Blanc OBE, Alistair McGowan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ceallach Spellman and Flora Shedden among many supporting world’s largest movement for the environment Read Stars come together to inspire millions to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour this Saturday
15 March 2016
GLAND, Switzerland – Following a record-breaking warm Arctic winter, Arctic Ocean sea ice looks set to hit a record low maximum level. The ice hit a maximum of 14.478 million km2 on the second day of March. If the ice does not grow any more this year, this will set a new record, beating the previous low maximum set last year.
Although a low maximum does not necessarily lead to a low minimum record in the late summer, it does have impacts on Arctic wildlife. New polar bear mothers emerging from a long fast in the dens where they gave birth over winter need quick access to sea ice to feed and regain their strength. Read Historic low levels of Arctic sea ice signal trouble for Arctic wildlife
14 March 2016
This week, Sky is encouraging its 21 million customers across Europe to switch off their lights in support of WWF’s Earth Hour with the message “small changes make a world of difference”. Read Sky supports Earth Hour
EU Vote: The UK’s Leading Conservation bodies call on ‘In’ and ‘Out’ camps to say what they will do for the environment
09 March 2016
Today, speakers across political spectrum debate implications of changed relationship with EU
WWF, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts are asking campaigners on both sides of the EU referendum debate what they’d do to protect our natural world and the vital services it provides, should their side be successful. Read EU Vote: The UK’s Leading Conservation bodies call on ‘In’ and ‘Out’ camps to say what they will do for the environment